The Newman School
Ms. Pullman Fall 2012
This course is designed to help prepare students who are getting ready to take the iBT TOEFL as part of the college application process. We will review the required academic skills including note taking, paraphrasing, summarizing and synthesizing. In addition, there will be a review of the English language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. There will be practice tests that reflect the actual test-taking conditions, including sample essays and speaking responses.
Course Requirements and Required Materials
· Barron’s TOEFL iBT , 13th ed. will be the text for the course.
· An organized binder for note taking and assignments
Goals and Objectives
- To be familiar with the format of the iBT
- To evaluate your strengths and weaknesses
· To master academic skills
- To improve English proficiency
Course Policies and Expectations
Attendanceis required for all classes. Students are responsible for all materials, class notes, and homework assignments for classes missed.
Class Participationis required. As with most learning, active participation in language acquisition is crucial in order to continue to improve skills.
Honesty :It is expected that all academic work done by Newman students will be an honest representation of their own knowledge and effort. Some model tests will be taken in the lab or at home on the honor system. It is important to understand that no benefit is derived from this course without complete academic honesty on the part of each student.